Happy New Year 2021!

By PF Staff in Site News on Jan 1, 2021

We'd like to wish all of our members health, happiness, and of plenty great photo adventures in 2020 and beyond!

Be sure not to miss the special events that are currently live on the forum:

In addition, we have attractive offers on our Pentax eBooks and forum account upgrades through January 11th:

As we look forward to the Pentax K-3 III and new lenses in the spring, please stay tuned for a look back at what Pentax and Ricoh brought us in 2020.  In the meantime, we hope you enjoy our giveaways and contests!

Happy New Year 2020!

By PF Staff in Site News on Jan 1, 2020

We'd like to wish all of our members health, happiness, and of plenty great photo adventures in 2020 and beyond!

To celebrate the end of a great decade, we are also hosting a photo contest for your best photo of 2010-2019, featuring prizes.

Happy New Year 2019!

By PF Staff in Site News on Jan 1, 2019

We'd like to wish everyone a safe and prosperous 2019, full of great photographs and Pentax gear!  We're looking forward to bringing you lots of exciting content and site features in the new year.

If you'd like to leave your own season's greetings, be sure stop by forum.

Merry Christmas 2018!

By PF Staff in Site News on Dec 24, 2018

As 2018 slowly comes to an end, we'd like to wish all of our members Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas!

It has been a slow yet certainly not uneventful year in the Pentax world— most notably, in terms of product releases, the D FA* 50mm F1.4 lens took center stage for its stellar optical performance and exceptional value.  The Pentax K-1 II release was accompanied by a first-of-its-kind hardware upgrade service for existing K-1 owners.  Moreover, Ricoh rolled out a host of updates on the software front, including a SDK for controlling the most recent camera models, significant firmware enhancements for the Theta V, and improvements to the tethering performance of current DSLRs.  At the same time, we said farewell to the Pentax K-1, K-3 II, and K-S2 while getting a teaser that a GR III (and likely more) would soon be released in time for the 100th anniversary of Pentax next year.

Stay tuned for two more posts in the coming weeks: a look at the most popular Pentax gear of 2018, and an in-depth look at the year in review.

If you haven't already, be sure to check out our December "Lights" photo contest, which ends in one week.

New Pentax Lens Compatibility Tool

Check the compatibility of any lens with your DSLR

By PF Staff in Site News on Sep 11, 2018

If you're a Pentax shooter, you probably already know that most K-mount lenses work with most digital K-mount cameras.  One of the Pentax system's key strengths is indeed exceptional backwards-compatibility, even with the very first Pentax lenses ever made.

However, there are some camera-lens combinations which carry specific prerequisites in order to function properly.  Others are outright incompatible, or suffer from limitations.  To help you verify that a lens will work with your camera, we're happy to officially unveil our new lens compatibility checker!

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